Kidnapping gangs belong to the “Syrian regime’s intelligence” continue to create chaos in al-Suwaidaa city and its countryside

Al-Suwaidaa province has been recently living a cautious calm in terms of assassinations, targeting, and bombings, but this calm is accompanied by continuous kidnappings within the framework of the province’s chaos, and according to what the “Syrian Observatory” monitored: gangs of kidnapping, robbery, and theft have been active throughout al-Suwaidaa city and its countryside, where they are carrying out kidnappings in order to obtaining a “ransom ” or to provoking chaos in the area, sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that many of the kidnapping gangs belong to members of ” regime forces’” intelligence, and aims primarily to create chaos in the area; as part of the “Syrian regime’s” efforts to force sons of al-Suwaidaa to engage in clashes in the ranks of the Syrian regime, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 1st of September 2019 that the Syrian Observatory learned that unidentified gunmen kidnapped a 1st Lieutenant officer of the Syrian regime’s army, -who is from Tartous province- in Shahba city north of al-Suwaidaa city, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: the gunmen who kidnapped the officer demanded a ransom of 25 million Syrian pond in exchange for his release, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 21st of August 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the body of a man from al-Dumayr city was found dead and dumped in al-Suwaidaa countryside, where he was abducted about 6 months ago by unknown gunmen in Om al-Zaytoun area in al-Suwaidaa countryside, and the kidnappers demanded his relatives to pay a ransom back then, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 16th of August 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the body of an unidentified person so far; was found between Salim village and Rimat Hazim in the northern countryside of Al-Suwaidaa, where marks of torture were seen on the body, and this comes in the light of the widespread security chaos throughout al-Suwaidaa province, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 15th of August 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that unidentified gunmen attacked vehicles affiliated to what is known as “Sheikh Al-Karama Forces” today at noon, Wednesday the 14th of August 2019, in the south of Al-Suwaidaa province on the road between the cities of Al-Suwaidaa and Salkhad, where they targeted the vehicles by gunfire, without information about casualties so far, and this incident comes as a part of the security chaos in Al-Suwaidaa where the regime forces try to drag the area through active cells and their Shabiha, to force the people of Al-Suwaidaa engage in fighting within the ranks of the Syrian regime.

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